Tag: Trump

US rebukes Saudi Arabia over Qatar embargo in reversal after Trump comments | World news | The Guardian| But it’s business as usual nevertheless

Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state. The department has raised doubts about Saudi Arabia and its allies’ actions over Qatar.

State department says it is ‘mystified’ by lack of clarity from Gulf states in latest sign of gap between Trump’s comments and foreign policy

Source: US rebukes Saudi Arabia over Qatar embargo in reversal after Trump comments | World news | The Guardian

Donald Trump accuses Comey of ‘cowardly’ leaks as Republicans call for President to come clean – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump accuses James Comey of cowardly leaks as fellow Republications press the US President to come clean.

Source: Donald Trump accuses Comey of ‘cowardly’ leaks as Republicans call for President to come clean – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘A very big deal’: James Comey testifies Donald Trump sought to change Russia probe

Americans watched agog as sacked FBI director James Comey used his forensic legal skills and flashes of anger to inflict significant damage on Donald Trump.

Source: ‘A very big deal’: James Comey testifies Donald Trump sought to change Russia probe

Public opinion is shifting the ground under Trump, Abbott and the coal club | Peter Lewis | Opinion | The Guardian

Trump’s rebuff of global climate action is right out of the coal club’s playbook – dismiss the science, complain that other countries will get a better deal, build fear around jobs, prices and industry to resist change.

Source: Public opinion is shifting the ground under Trump, Abbott and the coal club | Peter Lewis | Opinion | The Guardian

Anti-Trump protests greet U.S. president in Israel | +972 Magazine

A slew of protests against Donald Trump and American policy await the U.S. president, who visits Israel as the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike reaches its 36th day. By Yael Marom Donald Trump’s visit to Israel on Monday is already generating the expected smiles, celebrations and tensions, and disputes between Israeli ministers over who gets to press the flesh with the president of the United States. But there are also some who will be using Trump’s visit to send a message to the controversial president, in support of the Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike. [tmwinpost] The first protesters to receive Trump…

Source: Anti-Trump protests greet U.S. president in Israel | +972 Magazine

Trump finally drags Israel into his orbit of chaos | +972 Magazine

The litany of scandals affecting the Trump Administration made relatively little impact on Israel — until this week, when the revelation that classified information he leaked to Russian politicians likely came from Israeli intelligence. By Mitchell Plitnick When the history of this chaotic period is written, people will doubtless be amazed that, not even four months into his presidency, Donald Trump could have made so many mistakes, done so much wrong, and acted in such legally questionable ways. It may well be, too, that historians will look back at May 16, 2017 as the day that marked the beginning of…

Source: Trump finally drags Israel into his orbit of chaos | +972 Magazine

Donald Trump has entered a war he cannot win — in which truth is the enemy – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

He may not yet realise it, but US President Donald Trump has now hurled himself headlong into a war with Washington’s national security establishment, writes Greg Jennett.

Source: Donald Trump has entered a war he cannot win — in which truth is the enemy – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

On Fox, Trump Threatens To End Daily Press Briefings Because The Press Has “A Level Of Hostility That’s Incredible”| Following in the footsteps of Abbott and the ABC

From the May 13 edition of Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine​:

Source: On Fox, Trump Threatens To End Daily Press Briefings Because The Press Has “A Level Of Hostility That’s Incredible”

How Fox News Covered Trump Firing The FBI Director, In 51 Screen Shots

President Donald Trump has dramatically shifted his stated rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey. But Fox News hosts have not wavered in their defenses of the president, maintaining the same narratives all week: Trump did nothing wrong, the media is overreacting, Democrats are hypocrites for criticizing the president’s actions, and th

Source: How Fox News Covered Trump Firing The FBI Director, In 51 Screen Shots

The First 100 Days: Trump and the Degradation of the Presidency – Truthdig

The president’s failure to accomplish little of his agenda during his first months in office is striking. But we should not forget the vast harm he has done in this short time.

Source: The First 100 Days: Trump and the Degradation of the Presidency – Truthdig

March for Science: Thousands march around the world to protest Donald Trump’s ‘rejection of science’ | The Independent

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Countless thousands of scientists and their supporters have marched around the world to protest what they say is Donald Trump’s rejection of science.

Source: March for Science: Thousands march around the world to protest Donald Trump’s ‘rejection of science’ | The Independent

Not Just Syria: 5 Huge News Stories to Keep an Eye on amid the Madness

(ANTIMEDIA) The world’s eyes and ears have once again turned toward Syria following last week’s chemical weapons attack and U.S. President Donald Trump’s subsequent air strikes on the Assad government. Mainstream media, independent media, and social media platforms are fixing fierce attention on the ongoing developments. These events undoubtedly deserve widespread, ongoing scrutiny. From the United States government’s lack of evidence that the Syrian government was behind the chemical attack to the media’s complicity in driving a pro-war narrative and president Trump’s hypocrisy in bombing Syria — after criticizing former president Barack Obama for doing the same thing — further

Source: Not Just Syria: 5 Huge News Stories to Keep an Eye on amid the Madness

Trump Has Given Fox News More Than $5 Million In Free Advertising; Fox Has Given Him Millions More

According to The Washington Post, President Donald Trump has given Fox News more than $5 million in free social media advertising through his positive tweets. But Trump’s $5 million gift to Fox pales in comparison to the network’s promotion of Trump during the 2016 campaign.The Washington Post’s Philip Bump reported that Donald Trump has

Source: Trump Has Given Fox News More Than $5 Million In Free Advertising; Fox Has Given Him Millions More

Forbes 2017 billionaires list: Donald Trump drops 220 spots, Gina Rinehart skyrockets to 69 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Gina Rinehart and Donald Trump

Bill Gates tops Forbes’ billionaires list again, President Donald Trump slips 220 spots and Gina Rinehart has the best year of all female billionaires listed.

Source: Forbes 2017 billionaires list: Donald Trump drops 220 spots, Gina Rinehart skyrockets to 69 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

White House-GCHQ row reveals a leader willing to alienate allies to save face | US news | The Guardian

Broken Promises

Sean Spicer’s latest defense of the evidence-free assertion that Barack Obama had the Trump campaign placed under surveillance risks shattering an allegiance dear to both Washington and London

Source: White House-GCHQ row reveals a leader willing to alienate allies to save face | US news | The Guardian

Public Media Executives: Trump’s “Foolish” Public Broadcasting Cuts Will Hurt “Small-Town America”

President Donald Trump’s proposal to gut funding for public broadcasting in his new budget released Thursday would mostly harm residents of small rural towns, many of who are Republican voters, according to public TV and radio executives.The 2018 budget plan from the White House would eliminate all federal subsidies for the

Source: Public Media Executives: Trump’s “Foolish” Public Broadcasting Cuts Will Hurt “Small-Town America”

Latest Reports Reveal Russian Ambassador Showered Sessions With Gifts

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WASHINGTON – The Washington Post is reporting that after meetings with then Senator Jeff Sessions last summer, Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak showered the Trump surrogate with expensive gifts in an apparent attempt to curry favor with the Trump Campaign and potential 45th President of the United States.

According to the article in the Post, the gifts included but were not limited to an expensive top-of-the-line tricycle, a large jungle gym playset, an extra small Confederate uniform with a miniature battle flag, and a Shetland pony.

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The article claims that Sessions did not report the gifts and should never have accepted them in the first place.

“If this is true Attorney General Sessions is in violation of senate rules,” said Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee. “This is very serious.”

When reached for comment about the allegations, Attorney General Sessions denied that he had received any gifts from any Russian official, and had in fact never spoken to the Russian ambassador in his life.

“I wouldn’t recognize the Russian ambassador if I looked up at him from a foot away,” said the diminutive racist from Alabama.

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“In fact, I’ve never spoken to anyone from Russia at all. I can’t even tell you where Russia is. I know Sarah Palin knows where it is; why don’t you go ask her about the Russian ambassador.”

Despite his denials, the Post is standing by its story, and released photographs of Sessions riding his new pony on a farm belonging to a Republican state senator from Maryland. There were also photos of the attorney general playing on his jungle gym with friends and riding his tricycle on the sidewalk outside a bar in Georgetown.

At a hurriedly called press conference this morning, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for Sessions to resign.

“I don’t care how much fun the Attorney General is having with his new toys,” said a visibly irritated Schumer, “it’s his duty as an American citizen to resign and return those gifts.”

So far there has been no response from the Trump Administration to the disturbing new revelations.

White House Press Secretary Sean Sphincter told reporters that the President was far too busy finalizing plans to nuke Pyongyang to worry about any fucking Shetland ponies.

Former president George W Bush defends role of the free press in wake of Donald Trump’s attacks – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

George W Bush defends the role of a free press in the wake of Donald Trump’s attacks on the media.

Source: Former president George W Bush defends role of the free press in wake of Donald Trump’s attacks – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

As tempo of Trump’s media war rises, the unthinkable becomes possible

Donald Trump is escalating his war on the media and on one of the government agencies that has provided sensational leaks on his presidency – the FBI.

Source: As tempo of Trump’s media war rises, the unthinkable becomes possible

Trump is losing his war with the media, new poll shows

Donald Trump overturns law preventing companies dumping coal mining debris in streams and rivers | The Independent

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President Donald Trump has put the brakes on a regulation blocking coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams. Trump called the stream protection regulation a “job-killing rule” before he signed a measure to overturn it.

Source: Donald Trump overturns law preventing companies dumping coal mining debris in streams and rivers | The Independent